The Biggest Cities In Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is also its largest city hosting a population of 2,776,138 people.


According to the recent census, Argentina has a population of 40,091,359 with the majority of the people living in the large and developed cities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, and Rosario. Around 25% of the population is are under 15 years while 11% are above the age of 65 years. Argentina is one of the countries with the lowest birth and population growth rates but also have a fairly low infant mortality rate. The life expectancy is at 76 years while the mean age is 30 years. Below are some of the Argentina cities and their population composition.

Buenos Aires The Most Populous City In Argentina

Buenos Aires is the biggest city in Argentina and the name means clear air. Buenos Aires is on the western shores of Rio de la Plata. Most people confuse Buenos Aires the city and Buenos Aires the province. It is worth noting that the city is not part of the province. In fact, the city was federalized and removed from Buenos Aires Province in 1880. Buenos Aires is among the best cities in Latin America and ranks 81st in the whole world. It s popularity has seen it receive more visitors than any other city in South America and it is top tourist destination due to its rich cultural life and the European style architecture. In the census carried out in 2010, Buenos Aires had a population of 2,776,138 people within the town while the population of Greater Buenos Aires was 13,147,638 people. The population of Buenos Aires consists of 17% under the age of 15 while 22% are aged above 60 years. Buenos Aires is dived into neighborhoods or barrios for administrative purposes.


Cordoba is located at the center of Argentina in the foothills of Sierras Chicas. Cordoba is the capital of Córdoba Province and the second most populous city in Argentina with a population of 1,613,211 which is 41% of the whole population of Cordoba province. The majority of Cordoba's population is Italian Argentinean and Galician. The transport systems in Cordoba consist of trolleybuses, trains, buses, and taxis. Cordoba has numerous industries including Renault and Volkswagen car industrial facilities. Cordoba is also a rich agricultural area and the country's primary producer of farm machinery, and a technological center. All of these economic benefits and the excellent education centers have continued to attract more people to Cordoba


Rosario is the largest city in Santa Fe province of central Argentina. Rosario is located to the northwest of Buenos Aires by a distance of around 300 kilometers, and is the third most populous city in Argentina with a population of 1,325,090 people. Most people are attracted to Rosario city because of its neoclassical architecture. Rosario is a major shipping center for Northeastern Argentina. Rosario also has several cultural activities and artistic activities such as painting, music, philosophy, and politics that have attracted tourists into the city.


Mendoza is in the northern-central part of Mendoza Province of Argentina. Mendoza has a population of 1,109,104, the fourth most populous town in Argentina. Mendoza is known for several museums, Museo Cornelio Moyano and Museo del Area Fundacional that has kept the natural history of Argentina.

Other Major Argentine Cities

Some of the other significant cities in Argentina include La Plata with a population of 957,800, Tucuman with 903,100, Mar del Plata at 710,600, Salta at 556,400, Santa Fe with 524,300, San Juan at 512,407, Resistencia with 452,800, Neuquén at 400,600, Santiago del Estero with 397,200, and Corrientes at 342,400. The differences in population in these cities are attributed mainly to four factors. These factors are the size of the city, the level of development, the availability of resources, and the administrative structure. The population is likely to increase significantly in cities with better infrastructure as compared to those with poor infrastructure.

The Biggest Cities In Argentina

1Buenos Aires2,776,138 (including Greater Buenos Aires 13,473,670)
5La Plata957,800
7Mar del Plata710,600
9Santa Fe524,300
10San Juan512,407
13Santiago del Estero397,200


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